Good jobs, wages and careers are available to people with the right training and education. Apprenticeship is a method of training in which employers train workers to become skilled trades people through on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Apprenticeship training programs are available for many skilled trades in Nova Scotia.
The following links provide more information about apprenticeship programs and the more than 100 skilled jobs you can train for through apprenticeship training.
The Red Seal Program allows qualified trades persons to practice their trade in any Canadian province or territory where the trade is designated. Nova Scotia does not participate in all the Red Seal trades.
Career planning information specifically for Nova Scotians. Learn about various career choices, how changes in the Nova Scotia labour market may affect your career choices, and where to get the skills and training you need.
Career options supports people in finding meaningful employment or seeking information on labour market dynamics across the province.
New apprentices can access funds that will help them offset the initial cost of the tools and equipment they need during the early years of their training.
To be employed in certain skilled trades, you must have a Certificate of Qualification. This certificate states that you have passed the provincial qualification exam that assesses your knowledge of the skilled trade.